Popshot Magazine

The Illustrated Magazine of New Writing

Popshot is a beautifully illustrated magazine that publishes short stories, flash fiction and poetry from the literary new blood.

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JUDE

Our friends’ lives often turn out quite differently from our expectations, as Ian Inglis’s narrator finds in this short story. Illustration by Junghyeon Kwon

May 10th 2018

WELCOME TO THE TRUTH ISSUE

The stories and poems in our 20th issue explore truth and half-truths, lies and revelations. Illustrations by Daria Skrybchenko

May 2nd 2018

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THE NIGHT EVA GOUEL’S WORLD TILTED

A painful truth in a relationship is exposed in this poem by Jo Burns. Illustration by Sibel Ekemen

May 1st 2018

THE TIDAL MAN

Anna Ghislena’s flash fiction piece explores environmental damage. Illustration by Vector That Fox

April 19th 2018

SUBMISSIONS ARE OPEN: THE DREAM ISSUE

Send in your short stories, flash fiction on the theme of dreams for our 21st issue. Submissions close on May 29.

April 16th 2018

WEARING HOPE

Louise Green’s poem paints hope as a magical coat that protects both the wearer and those that care for it. Illustration by Slava Nesterov

April 6th 2018

Can you handle the truth?

An update on The Truth Issue. Plus, reading and writing news from Popshot Towers

April 5th 2018

NOW OR NEVER

Making the first move is always the hardest, finds the protagonist of Hugh Todd’s flash fiction piece. Illustration by Giuseppe Di Lernia

April 4th 2018

WHAT WE’RE LEFT WITH

Lynsey Morandin’s short story was inspired by her relationship with her mother – the good and the bad. Illustration by Mitt Roshin

March 28th 2018

HANGING ONTO A MOVING HOME

Joshua Preston’s flash fiction piece reflects on the experience of moving and making a life or lives with a loved one. Illustration by Jan Siemen

March 23rd 2018

THE DISAPPEARANCE

A woman becomes part of a mysterious worldwide disappearance during a great war in this short story by James Hatton. Illustration by Oliver McAinsh

March 15th 2018

THE TRUTH ISSUE: THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUBMISSIONS

The submissions window has closed for The Truth Issue. We’re wading through your wonderful tales of truth, lies, conspiracies and betrayal

March 1st 2018

WHAT TO DO WHEN THE X IS GONE

Kirsty Dunn suggests how to reignite the passion in a relationship in this satirical manual. Illustrations by Michael Parkin

February 27th 2018

APP DATING WITH JULIUS CAESAR

What if the Romans had Tinder? Jake Attree’s poem imagines dating apps in another time. Illustration by Partners in Crime

February 26th 2018